Wednesday, October 10, 2018

A Popular West Michigan Fall Sport

It's called "The Last Mow."

It gets wet here very, very fast, and when it does, it's like mowing a swamp, because it's not warm enough to dry out anymore.

That means getting in one last mow before it's too late is crucial unless you want to look at a shaggy yard all winter. Our next door neighbor is Perfect Yard Guy (he's also really nice and has an excellent assortment of flags), so the yard can't be shaggy all winter.

The tricky part, though, is that you have to do it at just the right time, as close to the weather changing as possible. If you mow a week too early, or even 3-4 days, the grass will have grown to that awkward in-between stage.

Today, it was in the 70s, but this looks like it, because the highs starting tomorrow will be in the  low 50s for the next week. With lots of rain.

That's why, this morning, I was doing the last mow, even as it started to rain when I got to the back yard. Just finished, looks good, and now I can put the mower away for six months, at least.

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